105. [German school]
PFEIFFER, Johann Joachim
Drawing, brush and black and red paint, heightened with white, on blue prepared paper, 19 x 14,3 cm, unsigned (rubbed with loss of colour, sm. scratches, large vert. line at right side).
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A villager standing on a tabouret while engaging with a women who seems to be introducing her baby. A second older child is tied to her back. On the verso ms. text by different hands in Dutch and German, dated 1673 and 1675. A signature in black ink at the lower edge dates and attributes the drawing "Pfeiffer Hamburg 1675". Johann Joachim Pfeiffer (1661-1701) was a Hamburg painter and draughtsman working mostly on blue or red prepared paper. The sheet probably belonged to the same sketchbook of which a number of drawings are now in the collections of the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Bremer Kunsthalle and the Staatsgalerie of Stuttgart. The sketchbook similarly consists of numbered drawings depicting genre scenes.
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